Ouachita Christian School, a private school on U.S. Hwy 165 in Monroe, recently installed a WeatherSTEM Station.
School officials claimed OCS’ WeatherStem Station was the first of its kind to be built in a Louisiana elementary or high school and second only to those at LSU’S Alex Box and Tiger Stadiums in Baton Rouge.
Funds from the federal Title IV program provided through the Ouachita Parish School Board paid for this project.
This web-based station reports all weather data, featuring a web camera attached to the school’s football stadium and wind sensors attached to the foul poles at Micah Harper Baseball Field.
Dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages update automatically to keep followers informed of weather in the school’s vicinity. Additionally, the station is linked to The Weather Channel, where the outlet sometimes reports weather information directly from the OCS station.